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Tue, 11/14/2017 | Speeches and Statements

At approximately 3:30 p.m. EST today, CBP experienced issues with the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) database.

As a result, the ACE Portal is currently unavailable to all users and the system is unable to process EDI messages. All transaction processing is currently unavailable, including cargo release, all modes of manifest, and entry summary processing. CBP is unable to arrive conveyances electronically in any mode at this time. Access to AES Direct is also inhibited due to the unavailability of the ACE Portal.

Fri, 09/08/2017 | Speeches and Statements

WASHINGTON – Au fur et à mesure que l’ouragan Irma se rapproche des Etats-Unis et de ses territoires, les toutes premières priorités pour l’ICE, le Contrôle américain de l’immigration et des douanes et pour le CBP, le Bureau américain des douanes et de la protection des frontières, sont les mêmes que pendant l’ouragan Harvey : soutenir les actions de secours et de subsistance, d’évacuation en toute sécurité des personnes évacuant la zone d’impact, du maintien de l’ordre public, éviter dans la mesure du possible toute perte de propriété et promouvoir le rétablissement rapide de cette région.

Fri, 09/08/2017 | Speeches and Statements

WASHINGTON-Do Bão Irma đang tiến dần đến Hoa Kỳ và các vùng lãnh thổ của Hoa Kỳ, Cục Kiểm Soát Di Trú và Hải Quan Hoa Kỳ (ICE) và Cục Hải Quan và Biên Phòng Hoa Kỳ (CBP) dành ưu tiên cao nhất – như với Bão Harvey – nhằm tăng cường các hoạt động duy trì cuộc sống và ổn định cuộc sống, sơ tán an toàn mọi người khỏi khu vực bị ảnh hưởng, việc duy trì trật tự công cộng, công tác phòng chống mất mát tài sản đến mức có thể và khôi phục nhanh chóng khu vực.

Fri, 09/08/2017 | Speeches and Statements

WASHINGTON –pandan Siklòn Irma ap apwòch Ozetazini ak teritwa li yo, pi gwo priyorite Ameriken Imigrasyon (ICE) ak US Pwoteksyon (CBP) - jan yo te fé avèk Siklòn Harvey – se pou ankouraje aktivite ki pou sove e soutni la vi moun, sekirite avek evakyasyon moun kap kite zòn ki afekte yo, kenbe lòd piblik, anpeche péd pwopriyete pi piti ke posib, avek rekiperasyon nan rejyon yo rapid ke posib. Nenpòt moun ki rete nan rejyon kote tanpèt sa a ap pase a, dwe swiv enstriksyon nan men ofisyèl kote yo rete a, epi koute nenpòt avètisman sou tanpèt danjere sa a kap apwoche nou an.

Wed, 09/06/2017 | Speeches and Statements

Business Leadership Forum to Combat Human Trafficking

United Way Center on Human Trafficking and Slavery

Sept. 5, 2017

Alexandria, Va.

Thank you, and good afternoon everyone. I’m pleased to participate in this business leadership forum on human trafficking. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world – including this country.

Tue, 08/29/2017 | Speeches and Statements

طوفان ہاروے کے بارے میں سی بی پی، آئی سی ای کا بیان

Tue, 08/29/2017 | Speeches and Statements

CBP, ICE Salaysay tungkol sa bagyong Harvey

Tue, 08/29/2017 | Speeches and Statements

بيان إدارة CBP وجهاز ICE حول إعصار هارفي

Fri, 08/25/2017 | Speeches and Statements

Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) received word that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) dismissed protests which had delayed our ability to award contracts for the wall prototypes in San Diego. This means that we are now able to award contracts as soon as we are ready. We therefore expect to make awards soon.

Fri, 08/25/2017 | Speeches and Statements

CBP与ICE关于哈维飓风的通告

随着哈维飓风临近美国,德克萨斯州州长向德克萨斯州的30个县发布了“灾害状态”声明,路易斯安那州长宣布了紧急状态。对于哈维飓风,美国移民和海关执法局(ICE)和美国海关与边境保护局(CBP)的最高优先政策是推动挽救生命和维持生命的活动,安全疏散离开受影响地区的人,维护公共秩序,尽可能防止财产损失,使受灾地区迅速复苏。任何在飓风路线上的人都应该遵守当地官员的指示,并注意收听收看这一危险风暴临近的任何警告。

该部的执法部门将随时准备帮助需要援助的任何人。在撤离或回应工作中,我们致力于确保我们能够快速、安全、有效地协助当地政府。非法移民执法行动不会在撤离地点或庇护所或食品银行等援助中心进行。法律不会中止,我们将会警惕犯罪分子利用飓风造成的破坏去进行任何不法活动。

ICE和CBP还力求为我们监管的人提供安全和保障,并在飓风或重大破坏性风暴的情况下保护他们免受身体伤害。因此,来自伊莎贝尔港拘留中心的ICE被拘留者正在临时转移到预计飓风路线及受灾地区之外的其他各拘留设施。如果被拘留者需要转移,被拘留者的记录受理人会得到通知,在线被拘留者定位器将被更新,其性质为临时转移。

本通告之译文有西班牙文、中文、韩文和越南文版

Fri, 08/25/2017 | Speeches and Statements

Declaración de CBP, ICE sobre el huracán Harvey

Fri, 08/25/2017 | Speeches and Statements

허리케인 하비에 관한 CBP, ICE 공지사항

허리케인 하비가 미국에 상륙 예정이면서, 텍사스 주지자는 텍사스 주 30개 카운티에 재해를 선포했고, 루이지애나 주지사는 비상 사태를 선포했습니다. 허리케인 하비 상륙과 함께 미이민 세관집행국(ICE)과 미세관국경 보호국(CBP)은 인명구조 활동, 피해지역 주민들의 안전대피, 공공질서 유지, 재산손실 예방, 그리고 피해 지역의 신속한 복구에 최상의 우선순위를 두고 있습니다. 이 태풍 경로에 있는 사람은 누구나 지방정부의 지시에 따라야 하며 이 위험한 태풍이 다가오면서 모든 경고에 귀를 기울여야 합니다.

연방정부의 사법집행부들은 도움이 필요하면 누구든지 도와줄 준비가 되어 있습니다. 대피할 때 또는 긴급 출동할 때, 우리는 지방정부를 신속하게, 안전하게, 그리고 효과적으로 도와줄 준비가 되어 있습니다. 대피 지역이나 또는 쉘터 또는 푸드 뱅크와 같은 도움 센터에서는 형사범이 아닌 이상 불법이민 검문활동은 하지 않을 것입니다. 법집행은 정지되지 않을 것이며, 태풍으로 인한 혼란을 이용하여 약탈하는 범죄자들을 우리는 경계할 것입니다.

Fri, 08/25/2017 | Speeches and Statements

Thông điệp của CBP, ICE về Bão lốc Harvey

Fri, 08/25/2017 | Speeches and Statements

U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints in the path of Hurricane Harvey in Texas will close as state highways close.  These closures will occur in a manner that ensures the safety of the traveling public and our agents.  Border Patrol checkpoints that are outside of the path of the hurricane will remain operational. U.S.

Fri, 08/25/2017 | Speeches and Statements

As Hurricane Harvey approaches the United States, the Governor of Texas has issued a State of Disaster declaration for 30 counties in Texas, and the Governor of Louisiana has declared a State of Emergency. In light of Hurricane Harvey, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) and U.S.

Fri, 06/09/2017 | Speeches and Statements

WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan traveled to Mexico City this week to meet with Mexican officials to further discussions on U.S.-Mexico efforts to enhance regional security, protect our shared border, and enforce trade and immigration laws which facilitate legitimate trade and travel.

Thu, 05/25/2017 | Speeches and Statements

U.S. Customs and Border Protection mourns the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent A photo of fallen Border Patrol Agent Isaac MoralesIsaac Morales who passed away last night as a result of injuries from an incident on May 20, 2017, in El Paso, Texas.

Tue, 05/16/2017 | Speeches and Statements

Good morning and welcome. Thank you for joining us for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection 2017 Valor Memorial and Wreath Laying Ceremony. Each year, we gather to honor our fallen agents and officers. It is also a time when we stand with our colleagues in uniform to mark National Police Week, honoring all law enforcement personnel who have given their lives in defense of this great nation.

Tue, 04/25/2017 | Speeches and Statements

Over the course of my career at CBP, I’ve been fortunate to work with some remarkable public servants. They have inspired me, they’ve encouraged me, and they’ve helped guide me. Today, I want to congratulate two of these colleagues and commend them for their outstanding leadership and their unwavering, selfless service to our nation.

Fri, 04/21/2017 | Speeches and Statements

WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan and a Department of Homeland Security delegation traveled to Mexico City this week to meet with Mexican officials including Chief of Staff to the President of Mexico Carlos Perez Verdia and Secretariat of Foreign Relations Under Secretary for North American Carlos Sada, to discuss border security, trade enforcement, travel facilitation and immigration enforcement issues.

Wed, 04/05/2017 | Speeches and Statements

WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan and a CBP delegation visited Poland, Latvia and Estonia last week to meet with officials and observe border security operations along the European Union’s eastern external border. CBP is committed to help strengthen and improve border security capabilities throughout the region and as part of that commitment, Commissioner McAleenan announced that CBP will deploy a Law Enforcement Liaison to Warsaw this summer.

Wed, 03/29/2017 | Speeches and Statements

At this time, any estimates of the total border wall cost are premature as there are many variables that are currently unknown. The budget request of $2.6 billion is to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection with the implementation of the entirety of the Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements. This budget request includes significantly more than just border wall as technology and hiring are also key requirements under the EO.

Fri, 03/10/2017 | Speeches and Statements

U.S. Customs and Border Protection remains committed to using polygraph as part of the vetting process for applicants of law enforcement positions as an important tool to ensure the integrity of our workforce.

Wed, 03/01/2017 | Speeches and Statements

Good morning, and welcome to our first COAC of the new administration, and my first COAC as Acting Commissioner. I’m really looking forward to our conversation and discussions today. Thank you, Valarie [Neuhart], for your work as Acting Director of the Office of Trade Relations and thanks to your staff for organizing our first COAC of this year.

Thu, 02/23/2017 | Speeches and Statements

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at John F. Kennedy Airport was contacted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) yesterday, February 22, 2017, to assist in locating an individual possibly aboard Delta flight 1583 from San Francisco International Airport to JFK. This individual was ordered removed by an immigration judge. To assist our law enforcement partners, two CBP officers requested identification from those on the flight in order to help identify the individual. The individual was determined not to be on the flight.

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